A VILLAGE in the Dengie will be the host of a colourful elephant this weekend as an annual pilgrimage returns.

The Bradwell Pilgrimage is held every year, with the famous Bradwell Elephant emerging from its stables at Battles' Field in East-End Road to guide people.

The annual pilgrimage is completed by the walk to St.Peter's chapel the spot where Christian monks arrived from Lindisfarne in the year 654 at the request of the Saxon King of East Anglia.

To commemorate this, a small flotilla of boats will arrive from Lindisfarne to link with The Bradwell Gathering around the Chapel of St. Peter-on-the-Wall and The Othona Community.

The pilgrimage was first introduced in 2014, where it helped to raise £500 towards building a school for blind children in Kenya.

Food and refreshments and hospitality are provided, with music, spit-roast lamb, camping,and various speakers, continuing through to Sunday, can be found at The Peace Place Trust, Battle's Field, East End Road.

Music attractions include The Society of Imaginary Friends who won acclaim as opening performers at Glastonbury 2017.

Visit bradwellfestival.com for more information.